Join us on this exploration of some of the Cotswolds' prettiest gardens and you'll visit many of the best examples in the region

The Cotswolds is one of the UK's most picturesque areas, with honey-hued villages nestled amidst rolling hills, and cosy, historic pubs to hide away in.

This beautiful region is home to a whole host of spectacular gardens, from manicured grounds surrounding imposing stately homes to cute cottage gardens hidden away behind chocolate-box cottages.

A highlight of this trip is a visit to Bourton House with Gardeners' World presenter Rachel de Thame. Rachel will join you on an exclusive guided tour of the gardens, sharing her knowledge as you witness the elegant terraces, lush herbaceous borders, creatively planted flowerbeds, and exotic trees.

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Rachel de Thame
Presenter and gardener
A broadcaster, horticulturist, garden designer, and writer, Rachel's love of gardens began when she was a child. A familiar face on TV screens since 1999, Rachel is best known for presenting on Gardeners’ World and the popular ITV series Countrywise.

Price includes

  • Four nights bed and breakfast at the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel
  • Visit to Bourton House gardens in the company of Rachel de Thame
  • Talk and Q&A by Rachel de Thame
  • Services of tour manager David Hurrion
  • Four dinners at the hotel
  • Afternoon tea at Bourton House
  • Lunch at Miserden
  • Full programme of visits and guided tours as detailed in itinerary
  • Coach transfers throughout the trip


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  1. Day
    Arrive in Tewkesbury
    Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

    You'll arrive at your hotel in Tewkesbury this afternoon, before enjoying a welcome drink to meet your fellow guests. Afterwards, there's a private dinner with wine at the hotel.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Hidcote Gardens and Kiftsgate
    Hidcote Manor, United Kingdom

    After breakfast, you'll depart from the hotel and travel to Hidcote Gardens in the north Cotswolds. This National Trust garden is one of the best-known Arts and Crafts gardens in Britain, and you'll love exploring its series of outdoor rooms, each with its own unique character. You'll listen to an introductory talk before exploring the gardens at your own pace, with the option to stop for lunch at one of Hidcote's cafes (not included).

    In the afternoon, you'll travel to nearby Kiftsgate Court Gardens, a special garden created by three generations of women horticulturists. Kiftsgate is famous for its own rose, the Rosa filipes or 'Kiftsgate' Rose, thought to be the largest rose in Britain.

    After your visit, you'll return to the hotel for dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    Batsford Arboretum and Bourton House
    Batsford Arboretum, United Kingdom

    This morning, you'll visit the fascinating Batsford Arboretum, where you can see its inspiring collection of over 1,500 trees, with species from all over the world. There are lovely maples, bamboo, magnolias, prunus and oaks to wander between in this 56-acre garden.

    After lunch (not included), you'll head to Bourton House, where Rachel de Thame will join you for an exclusive guided visit and afternoon tea. Rachel has many years of gardening experience, so she will have plenty of insights to share with you as you explore these enchanting grounds.

    In the evening, Rachel will give an insightful talk about gardening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    Eastleach House Gardens and Rodmarton Manor
    Eastleach, United Kingdom

    After breakfast, you'll head to Eastleach House, a spectacular Grade II listed country house with magnificent manicured gardens. The gardens cover 14 acres and include a rill garden with waterfalls running over thirteen carved stone steps and a walled garden where you'll discover the sunken wildlife pond.

    After visiting Eastleach House you'll head into Cirencester, known as the capital of the Cotswolds, where you can find a local cafe or pub for lunch (not included).

    Once you've explored Cirenceter's pretty streets, you'll travel to Rodmarton Manor, another Arts and Crafts-style house with an eight-acre garden to enjoy. Originally built as a series of outdoor rooms, the garden has a wide selection of plants and is a haven for birds and butterflies.

    After departing from Rodmarton Manor, you'll return to the hotel for dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    Painswick Rococo Garden and Miserden
    Painswick, United Kingdom

    This morning, your first trip of the day will be to Painswick Rococo Garden. These gardens are characterised by the rococo style, with ornamental décor, pastel colours, and asymmetry.

    You'll find pretty follies, woodland walking trails, a large maze and a gift shop where you can buy a reminder of this 300-year-old garden to take home with you.

    Afterwards, you'll travel to Miserden, where you'll have time for a relaxing lunch in the Glasshouse Café. After you've eaten, explore the gardens here, with their topiary yew walk and magnificent mixed borders, against a backdrop of the rolling Cotswold hills.

    You'll then head back to the hotel as your tour comes to an end.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch


Hilton Puckrup

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

This lovely four-star hotel in Tewkesbury on the edge of the Cotswolds is set in 140 acres and boasts comfortable rooms, a rejuvenating spa, pool, health club and Championship Golf course. You’ll be in prime position to explore the picturesque countryside and take in Tewkesbury Abbey, which is just 10 minutes from the door.

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